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Editing Batches of Photos Easily on Linux

Dec 22, 2010, 17:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Akkana Peck)

"Akkana Peck introduces David's Batch Processor, a Gimp plugin that makes editing big batches of photos a breeze. Resize them for the Web, make them lighter or darker, crop, rotate-- DBP does it all.

"Do you take a lot of photos over the holidays? I know I do, what with getting together with family and friends.

"And then you get back home, pick the best 50 or so -- and face the problem of how to get them all ready to share on the web. Not to mention all those photos you shot of the neighbor's Christmas lights that came out too dark ... how do you brighten those all up at once?

"If you're good with the command line and shell scripts, you may already be familiar with ImageMagick, covered in these previous Linux Planet articles: Building Attractive Web Photo Galleries and Writing a Simple Web Gallery.

"But not everyone is a command-line whiz. If you're more comfortable with menus and buttons, don't give up hope. There's a GIMP plug-in that's perfect for you: David's Batch Processor, or DBP."

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